CALL FOR TEEN ARTISTS – Paint the Parking Lot 2021

The ViBe Creative District is seeking 16 Virginia Beach TEENS to paint 16 new parking space murals in the City of Virginia Beach Parking Lot on 18th Street behind ViBe Park. This exciting opportunity is open to all Virginia Beach teens in grades 9-12 who are currently enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Each teen artist will receive a paid artist stipend of $200 at the completion of painting. Paint and materials will be provided on site. 

Check out the 2020 Paint the Parking Lot Project webpage here or watch video below. 


Drone photos and video provided by LYFTED MEDIA (2020).

2021 Project Timeline:

  • JAN 15-FEB 15: Call for TEEN Artists
  • FEB 16-29: City of Virginia Beach Public Art Committee Review of Submissions
  • MAR 1-5: Artists Notified of Selections
  • MAR 22: Press Release and Artists Announcements
  • APR 3: Paint the Parking Lot Day (Rain date: April 10) **ALL ARTISTS MUST BE PRESENT**
    • Day of agenda: Arrive at 8am, prep parking spot and paint base coats by 930am, paint mural 10am-2pm, final details and clean up 2-4pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The ViBe Creative District and all project participants will be required to follow COVID-19 government protocols as outlined in April 2021. Participants should expect to wear masks, social-distance in the spaced out parking lot and practice safety measures as requested.

Design Template:

Artists are encouraged to submit mural designs that are simple enough to paint in 1 day (approximately 5-6 hours) but unique in the way that they represent our local culture. Artists are encouraged to visit the parking lot and see previous paintings prior to submitting.

PLEASE NOTE: All artists will have to hand-mix their colors on the day of painting. You will be provided with high pigment, water-based traffic paint in WHITE, BLACK, RED, BLUE and YELLOW. Artists can plan to bring 1-2 assistants on the day of the painting.


Apply Now Here:

Call for TEEN Artists - Paint the Parking Lot

  • This is a partnership with Virginia Beach Public Schools and all participating teen artists must be currently enrolled in the Virginia Beach Public School System to be eligible.
  • You must be 14-18 years of age to participate in this project.